Challenging, Choosing and Modifying
Best Practices in Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) Management
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Recorded August 27 at 2:00 pm ET
Join us on August 27 at 2:00 pm ET to learn how Metro EMS (MEMS) developed a stroke protocol that is based on current science—and some common sense.
Hear how MEMS uses stroke assessment skills to differentiate between small and large vessel occlusions and determine the most capable hospital for the patient. The discussion includes processes such as early activation, bypassing stroke-ready hospitals, clinical outcomes, and data.
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Mack was born in Memphis, Tennessee on August 6, 1965. That year, the Beatles released four albums, one of which was “Help”. Maybe that’s why Mack ended up in a profession centered on “Help”-ing people!
Mack has been involved in EMS for 35 years. His EMS career began in the summer of 1983 when he attained his EMT Certification in Quitman, Arkansas, where he grew up. Mack joined the Quitman Volunteer Fire Department, where he volunteered for the ambulance service. Since then, he has worked as a Dispatcher, EMT, Paramedic, and Flight Medic. He also served as the Operations Director for one of the largest private ambulance services in Arkansas.
He is currently the Quality Manager at Metro EMS (MEMS) where he is responsible for ensuring its 387 FTEs deliver quality service to every patient. MEMS will exceed a response volume of 100,000 requests this year.
Mack's mobile healthcare experience spans all EMS provider types including volunteer, hospital-based, public utility model, private, and air medical.
Mack has served as board member and held many positions on Arkansas EMS associations, the Arkansas Ambulance Association, and numerous advisory boards and committees. He is the hospital liaison for MEMS and serves on Sepsis, STEMI, Stroke and Trauma committees at the hospitals in the MEMS service area.
He obtained an Associate of Science in EMS from UAMS in 1998, a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from UALR in 1992, and a Master of Health Administration from Webster University in Little Rock.
Mack is married to Tina, who works at Acxiom, and they have 4 children.
Beginning this August, NAEMT and the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration (AIMHI) will launch a new FREE webinar series to answer these and many other questions about EMS FINANCE, including:
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Recorded June 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET
How successfully has EMS proven its value—as defined by the people who pay for our services? The answer to that question is crucial as the healthcare system continues its rapid transformation to economic models based on value. This informational, and at times controversial, webinar will guide participants through examples of the healthcare finance value transformation, illustrate the recent publications that seem challenge the value of the current EMS economic model, and highlight ways EMS can change and tailor the value proposition to our most important stakeholders.
This presentation also includes new operational considerations for the CMS Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model program based on the recently released Request for Applications.
This webinar is co-hosted by NAEMT.
Thank you to FirstWatch for hosting the webinar!
Matt is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer at MedStar Mobile Healthcare, the Public Utility Model EMS agency that provides exclusive emergency and non-emergency EMS and Mobile Integrated Healthcare services for Fort Worth and 14 other cities in North Texas. MedStar provides advanced life support ambulance service to 436 square miles and more than 1 million residents and responds to over 155,000 calls a year with a fleet of 57 ambulances.
MedStar is a dual accredited, high performance, high value EMS system, providing advanced clinical care with high economic efficiency with no taxpayer subsidy and is one of the most recognized EMS agencies in America.
Coming to MedStar in 2008 as the Operations Director, Matt has helped guide the continued development and implementation of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) provider, including high utilizer, CHF readmission reduction, observational admission reduction, hospice revocation avoidance, 9-1-1 nurse triage programs and partnerships with home health agencies. He is also the co-author of the book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” published by Jones and Bartlett Publishing.
Matt has 40 years’ experience in EMS and holds a Master’s Degree in Health Service Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Data Management. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has done consulting in numerous EMS issues, specializing in mobile integrated healthcare, high performance EMS system operations, public/media relations, public policy, EMS economic models and EMS research.
Matt is the President of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) and chairs their EMS Transformation Committee. He is also Adjunct Faculty for the University Of North Texas Health Science Center, Department of Health Management and Policy, as well as an appointed committee member to the Joint Commission’s Home Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) and the Lewin Group’s Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (HOQR) Program Stroke and AMI Expert Work Group, developing metrics for use in value-based purchasing measures for emergency departments.
March 5, 2019 | 2:00 pm ET | FREE Webinar | Watch On-Demand
People are our most valuable resource. How do we design and operationalize our systems to be patient-focused in quality, performance and value, while simultaneously ensuring that the people-focus is not lost or taken for granted.
The concept of the "quadruple aim" has been coined to suggests that a better experience for the provider not only helps prevent burnout and other issues, but also typically leads to better patient experience of care and improved outcome.
This webinar will introduce the context of the original Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim and how these tenets, when applied within a Mobile Integrated Health based system, have a direct impact on the well-being of people working within the organization. This well-being includes key factors of provider physical and mental wellness and how these are directly linked to the delivery of quality care, workplace engagement and acceptance to change.
The issue of psychological wellness and how organizations are committing to the implementation of programs and activities to ensure optimal provider health will also be discussed.
The session agenda will provide participants with the ability to hear from international EMS leaders and their experiences related to Provider Mental Health.
Kevin Smith, BAppB:ES, CMM III, ACP, CEMC
Niagara Emergency Medical Service
Dean Dow, MBA, CMTEPresident & Chief Executive Officer
REMSA – Care Flight
Reno, Nevada, USA
Desiree Partain, CCP-C
MIH Manager & Hope Squad Coordinator
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Free AIMHI Webinar
Recorded November 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET
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Speaker: Chuck Gipson, MEDIC EMS of Davenport, Iowa
This webinar examines the journey to Sepsis Alert implementation by MEDIC EMS and Genesis Medical Center. Explore how the hospital system approached the ambulance service to begin implementing Sepsis Alerts in the pre-hospital setting to assist in identifying and treating patients meeting sepsis criteria through protocol and alert implementation to the receiving facility. This collaborative effort through a patient safety fellowship project helps to identify and treat patients more quickly to reduce mortality rates.
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